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Science U

May 27th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, May 27, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Science U

 

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

This is a remarkable website that offers interactive exhibits to make science fun. The multimedia articles and activities are of a higher caliber than many websites designed for kids – so it will cause visitors to stretch a little and broaden their knowledge painlessly.
When you get to the site you will see that the menu is set up like a university campus. Click on the Observatory and learn about the solar system and space. Click on the Geometry Center and learn about fractals and tessellations. Click on the Library and discover information about the weather, seasons, plants and flowers and much more! The site is designed so that users can create their own animations as they experiment with new scientific concepts.
This website is one that can provide ongoing science curriculum supplements. Bookmark it and return often to take advantage of the many offerings. The site also has a “campus store” where you can purchase some of the materials and books recommended for further study in the activities section but there is no purchase necessary to use the free activities.

Free Animated Science Videos

January 28th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, January 28, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Make Me Genius

 

Age Range: 6-13 (Grades 1-7, approximately, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website based in India, was developed by a group of high school students in collaboration with teachers to offer free animated videos that explain science concepts in a way that is engaging and fun for students.
When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of science videos separated by grade range from 1-7 that cover a variety of science topics including: 
  • Hibernation and Migration
  • Weather and Climate
  • Water Cycle
  • Solar System
  • The Nervous System
  • 5 Kingdoms of Classification of Living Beings
  • Atoms & Molecules
When you’re through watching the videos, take a quiz to test your knowledge of what you’ve learned.

And just for fun, check out the Science and Nature based jokes that you and your children can enjoy and share.

Sparticl – Science for Teens!

October 22nd, 2013

Hi! It’s Tuesday, October 22, 2013, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Sparticle.org

Age Range: 13-19 (middle and high school, with parental supervision)

ClickScholar Brett suggested this website developed by Twin Cities Public Television with the support of 3M. This brand new, free web and mobile service is designed to improve teens’ understanding of and interest in science through a collection of the very best the web has to offer in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (or STEM).

As explained at the website, “You and your students can get answers to science questions, browse cool images, watch great videos, play fun games, and discover great hands-on activities. All of the content has been curated and vetted by a team of experts. Each topic has a mix of easy, medium, and challenging articles, and multiple videos. Sparticl can be used in the classroom, after school, and at home.”

When you get to the site, you’ll see a welcome message and some featured science videos, games, and articles. Use the horizontal menu near the top of the page to access the science behind:

*Living Things – Includes Life Science Basics, Mammals, Aquatic Life, Bugs & Worms, Retiles & Amphibians, Plants, Birds, and Microbes & Fungi.

*Matter & Energy – Learn Physics Basics, Chemistry Basics, Materials Science, Energy, Forces & Motions, Sound & Waves, Light & Electricity, and Particle Physics.

*Tech & Invention – Get the scoop on Gadgets & Inventions, Biotech, Computers, Engineering, and Transportation.

*Body & Brain – Explore the latest in Health & Medicine, the Human Body, Food & Nutrition, Genetics & Heredity, and Mind & Behavior.

*Earth & Space – Discover the Solar System, Universe, Dynamic Earth, Ecology & Environment, Biomes & Ecosystems, Oceans & Water, Atmosphere & Weather, Landforms & Geology, and Rocks & Minerals.

*Explore – Access the latest science News, learn about Dinosaurs & Fossils, Natural Disasters, Everyday Science, and much more!

This is a remarkable resource. Bookmark it to return often!

Cool Cosmos Lessons & Activities for K-12!

October 1st, 2013

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, October 1, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Cool Cosmos

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)

At this website, NASA has taken the science of infrared astronomy and made it accessible to students of all ages through a variety of free educational activities, web-tutorials, lessons, videos, experiments and resources that explain the infrared universe.

ClickSchooling reviewed this site a few years ago, but the site was rebuilt and relaunched in 2013 to provide the best educational experiences for both desktop and mobile browsers.

When you get to the website, you’ll see some features that include:

Infrared World – Find out the role of infrared light in Veterinary Science, Geology, Art, Firefighting, Search and Rescue, Environmental Monitoring, Archaeology and more!

Infrared Universe – Discover how infrared light helps scientists explore the solar system, the Milky Way and other galaxies.

Infrared Missions and Surveys – Indulge in infrared astronomy through an array of images from telescopes worldwide.

You can also explore a gallery of infrared images and check out a timeline on infrared technology.

FREE LESSONS:  Be sure to click on “Teachers” on the menu to find free infrared lesson plans, printables, research, resources, and more!

Through this website, you’ll discover that “the universe sends us light at all wavelengths, with each portion of the spectrum bringing us unique information about the cosmos.”

Cosmic Science Quest

September 17th, 2013

Hi! It’s Tuesday, September 17, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Cosmic Quest

Age Range: 4-13 (Grades PreK-8)

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis sponsors this site that offers some fun and free activities all about outer space! There is information about the planets, astronomers, and various spacecraft. You can also design a space station!

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu that includes:

*Field Guide to the Universe – Learn about our solar system including the sun, planets, moons, and asteroids. Get information on spacecraft that have been used for planetary and space probes. Read about astronomers during the “Age of Enlightenment” and modern times.

*Living In Space – Prepare for virtual lift-off and discover how NASA and the Russian space agency have solved the problems of living in space. Match wits with their engineers and design a human habitat like the International Space Station.

Click on any one and a new page opens with engaging pictures and illustrations as well as interesting text designed to spark kids’ interests and imaginations.

Bios of Scientists & Much More!

January 29th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, January 29, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Eric Weisstein’s World of Scientific

Age Range: 11 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

This website offers an incredible encyclopedic-style archive of information on science and math, including the biographies of scientists. When you get to the site, use the menu in the left margin of the page to search for scientists based upon:

*Branch of Science – Search for a scientist by his/her field of study from Archaeology to Sociology.

*Gender/Minority Status – Women, African Americans, Asian Americans, etc.

*Historical Periods – Meet scientists from the Bronze Age, Greek Dark Ages, and Pre-Classical Greece.

*Nationality – Find scientists from many nations including the U.S., China, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Pakistan, and Russia.

*Prize Winners – Read the Bios of Scientists and Mathematicians who have been awarded prizes (i.e., The Nobel) for their work.

*Alphabetical Index – An A to Z list of all of the scientists and mathematicians whose biographies are archived on the website. Click on any one, and a new page opens with the scientist’s picture and bio. References are provided as well.

In addition to the scientists’ bios, you can use the menu tabs at the top of the page to find encyclopedic information on specific branches of science and math including:

  • Astronomy – Learn about atmospheres, galactic astronomy, the solar system, stars and more.
  • Chemistry – Find out about chemical reactions, experimental chemistry, oganic chemistry, quantum chemistry and more.
  • Mathematics – Explore algebra, applied mathematics, calculus, geometry, number theory, probability, statistics, etc.
  • Physics – Discover astrophysics, electromagnetism, experimental physics, fluid mechanics, states of matter, thermodynamics and more.

There is so much content here, you’ll want to bookmark this site to return often.

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